Photo: Allison Agsten of Los Angeles stands with supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during a rally outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 5, 2017. (Kyle Grillot/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, ends in six months. We look at what exactly today’s order contains, and what Congress could do to normalize the immigration status of some 800,000 Dreamers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says this is an unconstitutional program.
San Francisco temperatures reached 106 degrees. There’s a so-called micro burst of cold air in Santa Barbara and LA saw its largest fire ever -- fanned by furnace-like temperatures. Can climate science explain what’s going on?
Chris Arnade earned a PhD in physics, then made millions on Wall Street as a trader. He quit in 2012 to travel the U.S., photographing poor, neglected neighborhoods. He said he saw a lot more community and dignity there than people typically think, but also more frustration and inequality. Some choose to stay, he points out. “This idea that we should all leave, all get out, why is that our only measure of success? What about a child who stays to be with their family?”
For the past three months, human rights organizers worked with the Canadian government to secretly evacuate gay people in Chechnya. They were imprisoned and tortured because of their sexual orientation. Twenty-two of them have made it through Russia to Canada, via an underground railroad. More are expected to be freed in the coming weeks.
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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